Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November 2014 Software Updates

Some of the Apple software updated since our October meeting.
FujiXerox Printer Drivers v3.0 for OS X

This download includes the latest Fuji-Xerox printing and scanning software for OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Lion. 
For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#fuji-xerox.
Post Date: Nov 6, 2014
File Size: 49.1 MB
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
Pages 
       iOS Universal
Nov 06 '14
Version 2.5.1
What's new
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Numbers
       iOS Universal
Nov 06 '14
Version 2.5.1
What's new
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Keynote
       iOS Universal
Nov 06 '14
Version 2.5.1
What's new
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Pages
       Mac OS
Nov 06 '14
Version 5.5.1
What's new
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
iMovie
       iOS Universal
Nov 06 '14
Version 2.1.1
What's new
• Support for iCloud Photo Library beta
• Share videos with iCloud Photo Sharing
• Resolves issues that could occur when rotating a device while in the Video browser
• Performance and stability improvements

Introduced in Version 2.1
• Support for iOS 8 
• Enhance video clips in the Photos app using the iMovie extension
• Choose from 10 Apple-designed filters to stylize a video clip or an entire movie
• Slow down, freeze, or speed up a portion of a clip*
• Save videos and iMovie project files to iCloud Drive
• Send videos to other apps on your iOS device
• Create titles using bi-directional text
• Support for Arabic, Australian English, Hebrew, and Mexican Spanish

2x speed-up is available on iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, and later devices.
TestFlight
       iOS Universal
Nov 10 '14
Version 1.0.1
What's new
This update includes minor stability and performance improvements.
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.01

This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
       • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
       • Fujifilm X30
       • Nikon D750
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100
For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6476.
Post Date: Nov 13, 2014
File Size: 7.5 MB
  • OS X 10.10 w/ iPhoto 9.6 or Aperture 3.6
Epson Printer Drivers v2.19 for OS X

This update installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner for OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard. 
For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#epson
Post Date: Nov 13, 2014
File Size: 1.19 GB
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9 and later
  • OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and later
  • OS X Lion 10.7 and later
  • Mac OS X 10.6
Canon Laser Printer Drivers 3.0 for OS X

This update installs the latest software for your Canon laser printer and scanner for Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#canon-laser
Post Date: Nov 13, 2014
File Size: 57 MB
  • Mac OS X 10.7
  • Mac OS X 10.8
  • Mac OS X 10.9
  • Mac OS X 10.10
Canon Printer Drivers v3.1 for OS X

This update installs the latest software for your Canon inkjet printer and scanner.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#canon-inkjet
Post Date: Nov 13, 2014
File Size: 287.6 MB
  • OS X Lion or later
Apple Configurator
       Mac OS
Nov 13 '14
Version 1.7.1
What's new
Apple Configurator 1.7.1 contains improvements and bug fixes including:

• Improvements to iTunes Store authentication, including a fix for failure to authenticate with certain Apple IDs
• Devices are erased before restoring a backup
• Support for new configuration profile payloads and settings introduced in iOS 8
• Content Filter: Plug-in filter type
• Domains
• Email & Exchange: Per-message S/MIME encryption switch
• Restrictions: Allow Handoff, Allow iCloud sync for managed apps, Allow backup of enterprise books, Allow notes and highlights sync for enterprise books
• Restrictions (supervised only): Allow Erase all Contents and Settings, Allow configuring restrictions, Allow Internet results in Spotlight
• VPN: Check Point Mobile VPN and IKEv2 connection types and Always-on VPN
Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update v1.2

This update improves reliability when connecting devices to the Apple Thunderbolt Display, and addresses a rare issue that may cause the display to go black. 
Post Date: Nov 13, 2014
File Size: 1.7 MB
10.9.4 and later.
OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update

The OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is recommended for all Yosemite users. It improves the stability and compatibility of your Mac.
This update:
- Improves Wi-Fi reliability
- Improves reliability when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server
- Improves reliability sending Mail messages when using certain email service providers
- Improves reliability when connecting to remote computers using Back to My Mac
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6572
Post Date: Nov 17, 2014
File Size: 311.8 MB
OS X Yosemite 10.10
iOS 8.1.1

8.1.1 Release
This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
8.1 Release
This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including:
  • Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (U.S. only)
  • Photos includes new features, improvements and fixes
    • Adds iCloud Photo Library as a beta service
    • Adds Camera Roll album in Photos app and My Photo Stream album when iCloud Photo Library is not enabled
    • Provides alerts when running low on space before capturing Time Lapse videos
  • Messages includes new features, improvements and fixes
    • Adds the ability for iPhone users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages from their iPad and Mac
    • Resolves an issue where search would sometimes not display results
    • Fixes a bug that caused read messages to not be marked as read
    • Fixes issues with group messaging
  • Resolves issues with Wi-Fi performance that could occur when connected to some base stations
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent connections to Bluetooth hands-free devices
  • Fixes bugs that could cause screen rotation to stop working
  • Adds an option to select between 2G, 3G or LTE networks for cellular data
  • Fixes an issue in Safari where videos would sometimes not play
  • Adds AirDrop support for Passbook passes
  • Adds an option to enable Dictation in Settings for Keyboards, separate from Siri
  • Enables HealthKit apps to access data in the background
  • Accessibility improvements and fixes
    • Fixes an issue that prevented Guided Access from working properly
    • Fixes a bug where VoiceOver would not work with 3rd party keyboards
    • Improves stability and audio quality when using MFi Hearing Aids with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
    • Fixes an issue with VoiceOver where tone dialing would get stuck on a tone until dialing another number
    • Improves reliability when using handwriting, Bluetooth keyboards and Braille displays with VoiceOver
  • Fixes an issue that was preventing the use of OS X Caching Server for iOS updates
Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
Post Date: Nov 17, 2014
  • iPhone 4s or later
  • iPad 2 or later
  • iPad mini or later
  • iPod touch (5th gen)
GarageBand
       iOS Universal
Nov 23 '14
Version 2.0.5
What's new
• Adds the option to purchase the (GarageBand)RED Loop Pack, an exclusive collection of 300 guitar, bass, synth and drum loops in a variety of genres**

**Available only until Dec 7, 2014 with an in-app purchase. Purchased loops will be permanently accessible from the GarageBand loop browser. 100% of the proceeds will go to (RED)’s fight against AIDS. All (RED) monies go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

NCC-Mac November 2014 Non-Meeting Non-Announcement

Due to the  Festive Season, there are no NCC-Mac Meetings in November or December 2014. Our next meeting is scheduled for January 29, 2015.
But fret not. Around Thursday(ish) I'll be posting a list of "super secret" pages  that can be found at apple.com, as well as the usual list of recent Apple software updates.

See you in '15.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Slideshow of October 2014 NCC-Mac Meeting

Here is the link to view the slideshow of the October 2014 NCC-Mac meeting. Sorry, the animations don't work in this version.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Outline of October 2014 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Before October 16, 2014
Mac OS
OS X bash Update 1.0 - OS X Lion & OS X Lion Server
This update fixes a security flaw in the bash UNIX shell. 
For more information on the security content of this update, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
Post Date: Sep 29, 2014
File Size: 3.5 MB
System Requirements
OS X Lion v10.7.5
OS X bash Update 1.0 – OS X Mountain Lion
This update fixes a security flaw in the bash UNIX shell. 
For more information on the security content of this update, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
Post Date: Sep 29, 2014
File Size: 3.3 MB
System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5
OS X bash Update 1.0 – OS X Mavericks
This update fixes a security flaw in the bash UNIX shell. 
For more information on the security content of this update, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
Post Date: Sep 29, 2014
File Size: 3.4 MB
System Requirements
OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 or later
NRG Printer Drivers v2.5 for OS X
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for Mac OS X v10.6 or later.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3669#nrg
Post Date: Sep 30, 2014
File Size: 15.3 MB
System Requirements
Mac OS X v10.6 or later
InfoPrint Printer Drivers v2.5 for OS X
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for Mac OS X v10.6 or later.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3669#InfoPrint
Post Date: Sep 30, 2014
File Size: 999 KB
System Requirements
Mac OS X v10.6 or later
Lanier Printer Drivers v2.5 for OS X
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for Mac OS X v10.6 or later.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3669#lanier
Post Date: Sep 30, 2014
File Size: 15.9 MB
System Requirements
Mac OS X v10.6 or later
Infotec Printer Drivers v2.5 for OS X
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for Mac OS X v10.6 or later.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3669#Infotec
Post Date: Sep 30, 2014
File Size: 12.7 MB
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Ricoh Printer Drivers v2.5 for OS X
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for Mac OS X v10.6 or later.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3669#ricoh
Post Date: Sep 30, 2014
File Size: 28.8 MB
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Savin Printer Drivers v2.5 for OS X
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for Mac OS X v10.6 or later.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3669#savin
Post Date: Sep 30, 2014
File Size: 15.2 MB
System Requirements
Mac OS X v10.6 or later
HP Printer Drivers v3.0 for OS X
This download includes the latest HP printing and scanning software for OS X Lion or later.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#HP
Post Date: Sep 30, 2014
File Size: 564.6 MB
System Requirements
OS X Lion or later
Gestetner Printer Drivers v2.5 for OS X
This download includes the latest printing and scanning software for Mac OS X v10.6 or later.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3669#gestetner
Post Date: Sep 30, 2014
File Size: 14.2 MB
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Security Update 2014-005 Mavericks
Security Update 2014-005 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
See this article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
Post Date: Oct 16, 2014
File Size: 7.2 MB
System Requirements
OS X Mavericks 10.9.5
Security Update 2014-005 (Mountain Lion)
Security Update 2014-005 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
See this article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
Post Date: Oct 16, 2014
File Size: 159.5 MB
System Requirements
OS X 10.8.5
iTunes 12.0.1
This update includes many design and performance improvements that make iTunes easier and more enjoyable to use.
Designed for OS X Yosemite. iTunes has been refined throughout. It now includes translucency to give it a sense of depth, a streamlined toolbar to give you more room for exploring or experiencing your content, and a more elegant use of color and textures while browsing albums within your library.
Family Sharing. You can now share your purchases from iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store with up to six people in your family — without sharing accounts or passwords. To start sharing, setup your iCloud Family by choosing iCloud in System Preferences on OS X Yosemite or Settings on iOS 8.
Faster access to all of your favorite media. iTunes now includes dedicated icons for music, movies, or TV shows, which make it easier to get to wherever you want to go in your library with a single click. 
Seamless browsing between Store and library. The iTunes Store is now a part of the music, movies, or TV shows views of your library — making it simple to jump between your personal collection and what’s new for each category in the Store.
Recently Added. iTunes puts recently added albums, movies, or TV shows at the top of your library — making it effortless to find something new to play. 
Improved playlist editing. You can now see your full music library and playlists side-by-side, making it easy to browse your music and drag your favorite songs into any playlist.
Improved Get Info. The all-new Get Info has been completely redesigned to focus your attention only on what’s necessary for the selected item. 

Post Date: Oct 16, 2014
File Size: OS X (222.4 MB ) Windows (109.8 MB) Windows64 (122.4 MB)
System Requirements
OS X version 10.7.5 or later
400MB of available disk space
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Radio requires OS X version 10.7 or later
iTunes Extras requires OS X version 10.9.3 or later
iOS
GarageBand 2.0.4
Oct 14 '14
What's new
What’s New in 2.0.3/2.0.4
• Stability improvements and bug fixes 

What’s New in 2.0.2
• Support for iOS 8
• iCloud Drive compatibility
• Toggle the metronome on and off directly from the control bar
• Use MIDI over Bluetooth to wirelessly connect compatible musical keyboards and controllers
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
October 16, 2014 and beyond
Mac OS
OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Oct 16 '14
New App: Free, v10.10
Pages 5.5
Oct 16 '14
Version 5.5
What's new
• All-new design inspired by OS X Yosemite
• Instantly switch between iPad, Mac, and iPhone with Handoff
• Support for iCloud Drive
• Updated file format makes it easier to send documents via services like Gmail and Dropbox
• New sidebar for comments and tracked changes
• Filter comments and tracked changes by author
• AppleScript support for Mail Merge
• Insert inline images in tables, headers, and footers
• Move tables easily with improved table selection
• Inter-table alignment guides
• Improved cell border styling
• Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
• Improved bi-directional language support
Keynote 6.5
Oct 16 '14
Version 6.5
What's new
• All-new design inspired by OS X Yosemite
• Instantly switch between iPad, Mac, and iPhone with Handoff
• Support for iCloud Drive
• Updated file format makes it easier to send presentations via services like Gmail and Dropbox
• Move and resize items to fully customize your presenter display 
• New Trace animation
• Pair Keynote with nearby iOS devices using Multipeer Connectivity
• Move tables easily with improved table selection
• Improved cell border styling
• Inter-table alignment guides
• Print floating comments
• Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
• Improved bi-directional language support
Numbers 3.5
Oct 16 '14
Version 3.5
What's new
• All-new design inspired by OS X Yosemite
• Instantly switch between iPad, Mac and iPhone with Handoff
• Support for iCloud Drive
• Updated file format makes it easier to send spreadsheets via services like Gmail and Dropbox
• Instantly rearrange data in tables with new transpose feature
• Inter-table alignment guides
• Improved cell border styling
• Print floating comments
• Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
• Improved bi-directional language support
Aperture 3.6
Oct 16 '14
Version 3.6
What's new
• This update addresses compatibility with OS X Yosemite and stability improvements
iPhoto 9.6
Oct 16 '14
$14.99 -> Free
What's new
• This update addresses compatibility with OS X Yosemite and stability improvements
GarageBand 10.0.3
Oct 16 '14
Free -> $4.99
Oct 16 '14
Version 10.0.3
What's new
• Adds support for OS X Yosemite
• Access audio effect plug-ins for more detailed control over the sound of your tracks
• Build your own bass rig with Bass Amp Designer using vintage and modern amps, cabinets, and mics
• New Voice Template for fast and easy vocal recordings
• Share GarageBand projects with Mail Drop
• Vertical zoom automatically adjusts the height of your tracks
• Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility
iBooks Author 2.2
Oct 16 '14
Version 2.2
What's new
• Import ePub files
• Import Adobe InDesign IDML files
• Create customized books with new Blank templates
• New hyperlink options: link to a location in another book, link from an image, and more
• Improved transition support in Keynote widget
• Enable auto-play for media widget, Keynote widget, and HTML widget
• Readers can now interact with the HTML widget right on a book page
iMovie 10.0.6
Oct 16 '14
Version 10.0.6
What's new
• Updated look for OS X Yosemite
• New file export options including Custom H.264, ProRes, and Audio Only
• Share any video frame as an image
• Email HD video with Mail Drop when signed in to iCloud
• Select a portion of a clip in the timeline by dragging across the bottom of the clip
• Adjustments Bar is always open for easy access to audio and video tools
• Improves performance on older Mac computers
• Addresses reliability issues with copying and pasting certain adjustments 
• Support for Indonesian, Malaysian, and Vietnamese

This update lets developers create app previews for the App Store, including:
• Support for iPhone and iPad screen recording videos captured with QuickTime Player
• 11 animated titles designed to showcase apps in action
• Share option to easily export for the App Store
Xcode 6.1
Oct 20 '14
Version 6.1
What's new
Includes SDKs for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and iOS 8.1.

Includes Swift support for both iOS and OS X projects.

• Playgrounds for OS X Yosemite support AppKit and other Mac-specific frameworks
• Swift REPL built into the Xcode debugger can inspect and manipulate your running app
• Command line 'swift' tool runs your Swift scripts from the shell
• Storyboards for OS X can design the flow of your complete Mac UI on a single canvas
iOS
Pages 2.5
Oct 16 '14
Version 2.5
What's new
• Support for iCloud Drive
• Support for third-party storage providers
• Updated file format makes it easier to send documents via services like Gmail and Dropbox
• Instantly switch between iPad, Mac, and iPhone with Handoff
• More color options including new custom color mixer on iPad
• Use the color picker to sample and apply any color available in your document
• Take photos and videos right from the app
• Insert inline images in tables, headers, and footers
• Inter-table alignment guides
• Column and row labels in tables
• Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
• Improved accessibility 
• Improved bi-directional language support
• Export ePub files with video
Numbers 2.5
Oct 16 '14
Version 2.5
What's new
• Support for iCloud Drive
• Support for third-party storage providers
• Updated file format makes it easier to send spreadsheets via services like Gmail and Dropbox
• Instantly switch between iPad, Mac and iPhone with Handoff
• Column and row labels in tables
• Instantly rearrange data in tables with new transpose feature
• More color options including new custom color mixer on iPad
• Use the color picker to sample and apply any color available in your spreadsheet
• Take photos and videos straight from the app
• Inter-table alignment guides
• Print floating comments
• Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
• Improved accessibility 
• Improved bi-directional language support
Keynote 2.5
Oct 16 '14
Version 2.5
What's new
• Support for iCloud Drive
• Support for third-party storage providers
• Updated file format makes it easier to send presentations via services like Gmail and Dropbox
• Instantly switch between iPad, Mac, and iPhone with Handoff
• More color options including new custom color mixer on iPad
• Use the color picker to sample and apply any color available in your presentation
• New Trace animation
• New presenter display layouts
• Pair Keynote with nearby iOS devices using Multipeer Connectivity
• Take photos and videos right from the app
• Inter-table alignment guides
• Print floating comments
• Column and row labels in tables
• Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
• Improved accessibility 
• Improved bi-directional language support
iOS 8.1
This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including:

Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (U.S. only)
Photos includes new features, improvements and fixes
Adds iCloud Photo Library as a beta service
Adds Camera Roll album in Photos app and My Photo Stream album when iCloud Photo Library is not enabled
Provides alerts when running low on space before capturing Time Lapse videos
Messages includes new features, improvements and fixes
Adds the ability for iPhone users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages from their iPad and Mac
Resolves an issue where search would sometimes not display results
Fixes a bug that caused read messages to not be marked as read
Fixes issues with group messaging
Resolves issues with Wi-Fi performance that could occur when connected to some base stations
Fixes an issue that could prevent connections to Bluetooth hands-free devices
Fixes bugs that could cause screen rotation to stop working
Adds an option to select between 2G, 3G or LTE networks for cellular data
Fixes an issue in Safari where videos would sometimes not play
Adds AirDrop support for Passbook passes
Adds an option to enable Dictation in Settings for Keyboards, separate from Siri
Enables HealthKit apps to access data in the background
Accessibility improvements and fixes
Fixes an issue that prevented Guided Access from working properly
Fixes a bug where VoiceOver would not work with 3rd party keyboards
Improves stability and audio quality when using MFi Hearing Aids with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Fixes an issue with VoiceOver where tone dialing would get stuck on a tone until dialing another number
Improves reliability when using handwriting, Bluetooth keyboards and Braille displays with VoiceOver
Fixes an issue that was preventing the use of OS X Caching Server for iOS updates

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
Post Date: Oct 20, 2014
System Requirements
iPhone 4s or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th gen)
The next meeting will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Another resource for Mac newbies
Apple’s October 16 Special Event

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, October 26, 2014

NCC-Mac October 2014 Meeting announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, October 30, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
This month's topic is "It's been way too long."

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This update fixes a security flaw in the bash UNIX shell.

There has been a recent discovery of another security flaw in UNIX-based operating systems. This flaw does not pose a risk to most OS X users, excepting those who run web servers on their computers. Nevertheless, Apple has posted patch files, outside of their normal Security Update cycle. Here are links to the download pages for Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion. These fixes will probably also be included in the next Security Update, as well as the release version of Yosemite, coming very soon now.